They see you

The Syracuse Post-Standard recently had an interesting look at issues surrounding the use of the license plate readers -- automated license plate tracking cameras and databases -- used by law enforcement agencies, including many in New York State. As Marnie Eisenstadt writes: "The data socked away [in the systems] has been used to solve crimes and stop violence. But it also documents to the government where law-abiding people have been for months and even years." The PS has posted a database of agencies in the state that use the systems -- 25 of them in the Capital Region core, not counting the State Police, which have the state's largest system. (And if you think this stuff is an issue now, wait until law enforcement agencies start deploying drones...) [Post-Standard] [Post-Standard]

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